Paris Saint-Germain will face Benfica in what will be the Matchday 4 of the 2022/2023 UEFA Champions League group stage. Here, check out the lineups for this exciting game.
Paris Saint-Germain host Benfica at the Parc des Princes for the 4th leg of the 2022/2023 UEFA Champions League group stage. Here you can find the lineups of both teams for this match. It will air on Paramount+ (free trial) in the United States and you can watch it on DAZN in Canada.
It will be the second duel between the two leaders of Group H after they drew 1-1 in Portugal in a very close match. Both teams have 7 points, 4 more than Juventus who got their first 3 points in the 3rd game after defeating Maccabi Haifa, a team that has lost all three matches played so far.
While Paris Saint-Germain had much more of the ball in Portugal for most of the game (65%), it would be unfair to say they were significantly better. Benfica actually had a chance to win it. However, now they will be playing at the Parc des Princes, which is always difficult to win, so the Portuguese will have to focus a lot.
PSG possible lineup
Lionel Messi was unable to play against Reims at the weekend due to the calf problem he suffered in the game against Benfica, they may decide not to risk it, with Pablo Sarabia coming on instead. In addition, Juan Bernat would replace the injured Nuno Mendes.
Renato Sanches and Presnel Kimpembe continue to recover from their injuries. Sergio Ramos, Vitinha and Achraf Hakimi would return to the starting team after not being against Reims.
PSG probable starting XI: Donnarumma; Ramos, Marquinhos, Danilo; Hakimi, Vitinha, Verratti, Bernat; Sarabia, Mbappe, Neymar.
Benfica possible lineup
Lucas Verissimo and Felipe Morato will once again be out of the squad due to knee and ankle injuries, respectively. Otherwise, Schmidt would repeat the same game XI with PSG last week.
Benfica probable starting XI: Vlachodimos; Bah, Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo; Florentino, Fernandez; Neres, Rafa, Mario; Ramos.